Francis R. DeMatteo of Barnegat, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in Manahawkin, NJ. He was 74. Francis was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on April 19, 1946. He was the son of the late Howard and Florence Langley DeMatteo.
Francis was a System Operations Supervisor for Central Hudson, Poughkeepsie. He was a United States Air Force Veteran and a retired Staff Sgt. Army National Guard. A member of the Beach Haven Moose Club, Manahawkin, NJ. He graduated from Highland High School and Orange County Community College.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, JoAnn Tweed DeMatteo of Barnegat, NJ, his son Richard & Kathy DeMatteo of Longmont, CO, his brother Spencer of Saugerties, NY and 3 grandsons; Richard, Jr., Michael and Andrew DeMatteo of Longmont, CO.
Francis was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He liked to fish and hunt.
He was predeceased by his sisters; Raney Dermody and April Shackleton and brother Russell DeMatteo.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 26th from 5pm-7pm at the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro. Due to the continued public health concerns of Covid-19, please know that there is an occupancy limitation which may cause a wait time. Facial coverings must be worn in the funeral home at all times.
Funeral services will take place on Saturday morning at 9:30am at the funeral home with burial to follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Carl J. DiDonato, Jr. of The DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc.,
(845) 236-4300, www.didonatofuneralservice.com